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Exploring the Illusion of Free Will – Audio Podcast Collection

George Ortega

This audio podcast series presents soundtracks of the pioneering weekly television series, Exploring the Illusion of Free Will. Through dozens of 28-minute episodes, host George Ortega explains why our commonly held notion that we humans have a free will is, upon inspection, quite illusory. The series also describes how we can create a world of far less blame, guilt, arrogance and envy by overcoming this ubiquitous illusion. The original Exploring the Illusion of Free Will television episodes were recorded in the studio of the White Plains, New York Public Access Cable Television Channels (Verizon 45 and Cablevision 76), and premiered on January 6, 2011. All episodes have been dedicated to the public domain, and are immediately available for royalty-free broadcast and distribution over the Internet, and by public access, college, and commercial radio stations anywhere in the world.
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In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded November 7, 2011, producer and host George Ortega explains why free will is most accurately described as an illogical conclusion.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, taped December 21, 2012, hosts George and Nomi discuss with guest John Davis the various sociological ways to understands why free will is an illusion.
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, hosts George, Nomi and John talk with guest Dr. Kurt Johnson the causal, unconscious nature of human will. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/21/13, producer George Ortega explores why people continue to believe in free will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded November 4, 2011, producer and host George Ortega explains why the belief in free will, which, can be classified medically as a delusion, can be overcome through standard re-conditioning.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 08.29.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 10.07.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 10.12.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will reviews neurologist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris's March 2012 landmark book Free Will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, taped December 21, 2012, hosts George and Nomi discuss with guest John Davis what the process of causality means, and why cause and effect make free will impossible. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/25/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss some common ways to understand that humans don't have a free will. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on August 23, 2011, host George Ortega revisits the central theme of causality, and how it refutes any, and all, arguments for a free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on March 2, 2011, host George Ortega explains how our unconscious, which never sleeps, always participates in our decisions, rendering free will impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
n this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/13/13, producer George Ortega explores the principle of forgiveness from free and unfree will perspectives. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 26, 2012, producer and host George Ortega explains how an investigation into why we make the moral choices we do demonstrates that such decisions are actually made by factors outside of our control. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/21/13, producer George Ortega reviews various ways free will can be refuted.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on September 6,2011, host George Ortega describes all of the things we could do if we really had a free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 10.21.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 01/17/13, producer George Ortega talks about what human will can tell us about human consciousness.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 12/06/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about how believing in free will plays out in our everyday interactions.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/07/13 producer George Ortega talks extemporaneously about the illusion. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 2, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes why it would be in the best interest of the 1% richest and most powerful people in the world to help the world overcome the myth of free will in order to minimize hostility and recrimination against them as the Occupy Global Revolution of the 99% progresses. http://www.causalconsciousness.com Exploring the Illusion of Free Will - the first, and only, television program...
Topics: free will, free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 25, 2011, host George Ortega goes through some of the ways that life can become better by understanding the causal nature of human will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded January 6, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes a technique for integrating and implementing the understanding and implications of our causal, unconscious human will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on August 10,2012, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss how society's overcoming the illusion of free will would lead to a more intelligent, effective, and compassionate criminal justice system. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded March 2, 2011, host George Ortega describes how the principle in biology and psychology that we always seek pleasure and avoid pain compels our every decision.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/18/13, producer George Ortega reviews why hedonic principles make free will impossible. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on August 9, 2011, host George Ortega talks about how our perspective on human will dramatically effects our personal and societal responses to the economic challenges of our time.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded April 25, 2011, host George Ortega explains why the concept of "free will" is internally inconsistent and illogical, and why a human free will is therefore possible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 12, 2012, host George Ortega explains why interpretations of quantum mechanics that conclude quantum mechanics to be acausal do not present opportunity for human will to be free. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, hosts George, Nomi, and John talk with guest Dr. Kurt Johnson about how various conceptions of the human self relate to human will. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz about free will that...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, my new co-host, Enel, and I talk about the explosion of free will refutations by major magazines like New Scientist, Scientific American Mind, and new books, like best-selling author, Sam Harris' March 3, 2012 book Free Will. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way....
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this Episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, Tarl Warwick addresses the commonly accepted understanding of God as omniscient, and explains why this divine attribute makes free will impossible. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz about free...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded August 10, 2012, hosts George Ortega and Enel explain how both causality and randomness (otherwise known as unpredictability, acausality, and indeterminism) prohibit free will, and why conceptually and empirically there is no third alternative to these two possibilities
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
Rec. 09.21.12. In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, host George Ortega discusses Ruud Custers and Henk Aarts' landmark July 2, 2010 review paper challenging free will published in the prestigious peer-review journal Science.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this second episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on November 27, 2010, host George Ortega uses real-time examples to explain why human beings have a causal will rather than a free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/25/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel present two original free will refutations by Lokesh Hanumappa. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/13/13, producer George Ortega explores surrealistic themes surrounding the truth that human will is completely determined. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 10.07.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/26/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about how human decisions are made at the level of the unconscious, and are therefore not freely willed.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 01/17/13, producer George Ortega talks about how the illusion wrongly shifts blame to humans.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 2, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes what it is like, and the benefits, of losing one's sense of free will.
Topics: free will, free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/18/13, producer George Ortega explains how free will belief distorts the target of anger to make things worse. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents part 2 of a talk that Jonathan M.S. Pearce delivered to the South Hampshire Humanist Society refuting free will. As the beginning of each episode asserts through a quote by American philosopher John Searle, demonstrating to the world that free will is an illusion 'would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin. It would alter our whole conception of our relation with the...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of free will, recorded on January 6, 2012, producer and host George Ortega talks about how overcoming the illusion of free will can make our lives more enjoyable.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 12.12.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents part 3 of a talk that Jonathan M.S. Pearce delivered to the South Hampshire Humanist Society refuting free will. As the beginning of each episode asserts through a quote by American philosopher John Searle, demonstrating to the world that free will is an illusion 'would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin. It would alter our whole conception of our relation with the...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
R-09-14-12, in this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel describe why our world transcending the illusion of free will amounts to a new causal consciousness for our species.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded December 1, 2011, host George Ortega explains how alternative possibilities, if they did exist, would nonetheless be subject to the causal regression that prohibits free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded April 18, 2011, host George Ortega presents suggestions to help us overcome the emotional and belief barriers that stand in the way of accepting the causal nature of our human will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/07/13, producer George Ortega presents and refutes various free will defenses.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 12/06/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about free will relative to humankindâs meaning and purpose.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded May 3, 2011, host George Ortega explains why our desires about desires are subject to the causality that makes free will impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on July 13, 2012, George Ortega and his new co-host, Enel, go through the basics of what we mean when we say "free will," and why such a prospect is impossible. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode, recorded Nov. 11, 2011, host George Ortega describe how our lack of free will makes personal moral accountability impossible, but this fact does not threaten our personal and societal requirements for order and rule of law.
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Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded on 3/2/11, host George Ortega explains how our world's overcoming the illusion of free will would represent a major evolutionary leap in human consciousness, and how this change would play out personally and societally.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded August 10, 2012, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel describe why we humans are not "ultimately" responsible because we were created by God. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 2, 2012, producer and host George Ortega talks extemporaneously about why human beings do not have a free will, and why understanding this matters to us personally and globally.
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 08.29.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on July 26, 2011, host George Ortega explains why it would be impossible for a will free of causality to act on matter that is completely governed by causality.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on January 27, 2012, producer and host George Ortega explains why there is no true randomness in nature, and how universal causality makes free will impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/30/13, producer George Ortega coins the term âPeopleuppetsâ as a more pleasant identity than âRobotsâ and âPuppets.â The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, hosts George, Nomi and John talk extemporaneously with guest Dr. Kurt Johnson about the scientific and logical evidence that demonstrate free will to be an illusion. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded January 12, 2012, host George Ortega explains why his popularizing unconscious will is even more of a scientific achievement than Freud's popularizing the concept of the unconscious.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
Rec. 09.14.12, in this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about our genetic drives like our hedonic and moral imperatives make free will impossible.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/30/13, producer George Ortega distinguishes between the concepts of determinism and causality as they apply to human will. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on May 15, 2011, host George Ortega reminds us that we humans do not have supernatural abilities to circumvent the laws of nature, and thereby acquire a free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 10.15.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded April 26, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes the process of moving from a free will to a causal will perspective in our everyday life. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/26/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss how overcoming the belief in free will can revitalize our worldâs religions. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 11/09/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel celebrate the showâs 100th episode by describing our unfree will relative to cosmology.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded 11/7/11, the host explains why young women, who have been asked by society to post-pone starting their family, and have apparently reached their limit, are a powerful force behind the global revolution of the 99 percent.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded 1/27/12, the host explains how the understandings that reality is causal and free will is an illusion are so basic that the question now effectively serves as a new criteria for determining the strength of intelligence.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 10.15.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded on August 9, 2011, host George Ortega describes British philosopher Galen Strawson's refutation of free will, that is based on a logical extension of the principle that nothing can be the cause of itself.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded on April 18 2011, host George Ortega describes change as the basic process in our universe, and explains that because this process requires causality, free will is therefore impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...